I agree with you on Clements hose- It was one of the better post war modernist numbers. Don't agree with you on Austral house though. Couldn't stand that one & glad to see the back of it.Haven't read the whole thread but have we noted the recent sad disappearnce, almost unmourned save by me, of one of London's real gems of modernism - rare modernist building in that it was classically handsome - Clments House on Gresham St (almost opposite the Guildhall)?
Not sure which you're refering to, but I think you mean 25 Gresham Street....which is a 2003 Nicholas Grimshaw designed building:That Foster Lloyds TSB building is class, 2nd building from the top right. The area around that particular building is a joy to walk around architecturally speaking.
Ah yes the Grimshaw building is the one i was meant! But the Foster one, love the corner turret, have always appreciated that feature really adds to the area... just didnt realise it was Foster!Not sure which you're refering to, but I think you mean 25 Gresham Street....which is a 2003 Nicholas Grimshaw designed building:
Ten Gresham's proportions are all wrong IMO and the corner towers look gawky. It also proved hard to let, but I tell you what, the materials are nothing short of lovely up close. All that brushed looking white stone and silky matt black steel.the Foster designed 10 Gresham Street:
The buildings replaced by the oval building and the new build bottom right, along with the white building above it were all occupied by the legal company Slaughter & May. I think they are the 2nd largest in the country.
Another building off London wall has gone in for planning- This replaces a horrid 60's block
Not much left of the post war mes that is London Wall except St Alphage house now.
I quite like this- It detracts away from the sheer blank wall that forms the back of Moorhouse .
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HKR Architects has submitted plans for this £74 million speculative office development in the City of London.
The 13-storey structure, which HKR won in competition last June, would face the Barbican.
Project architect Zeya Win said the challenging site complicated efforts to make the design as sustainable as possible. “The building has a triple-glazed facade to comply with Part L, and louvres to appease heat gains,” he said.
It steps down from 13 storeys to six to maintain light to the Barbican, which has enabled the inclusion of roof gardens.
I agree, this building really will do wonders for Moorhouse's ugly backside. It's nice when developers think about the surrounding area when designing a new building, though perhaps this is merely down to luck rather than any real thought on the developer's part?!IMO it's an ok scheme & helps to break up the sheer flat bulk that is the back of Moor House.
If & When this goes through it will just leave the Corp of London's Aldersgate House (the potential -although unlikely now JPM site) as the last plot not redeveloped along London Wall.
There's shades of Seifert's NLA Tower here. Not 100% sure if I like it, but it fits in ok with the area's other buildings and I like the fact that it's not just another glass box.hi all again....
some wide angle shots. Was a big fan of the old 50's Austral house but like the way this sits with its neighbours..... and looks like a 60's seifert!